Cancer Foundations

There are several foundations in our communities that give back to our patients by offering support, making blankets or hats, or donating snacks and drinks for our patients to enjoy during their treatments. We are so thankful for each one of the foundations for cancer care in Missouri and Kansas. The work they do for our patients and community is priceless.


The June Bug Cancer Foundation helps ease the burden of cancer so local patients can focus on their treatment and health. 


The June Bug Cancer Foundation was established in 2007 by employees of Central Care Cancer Center in Emporia, in honor of patient June Monnard Sauder, who was nicknamed “June Bug”. The foundation is used to help ease the financial burden of local cancer patients, by helping pay various expenses including home, transportation, lodging, food and acquisition of medical equipment. Money is raised through donations, fundraising events, and memorials. The June Bug Cancer Foundation is a non-endowed, non-profit 501c3 organization under The Emporia Community Foundation. 

To learn more or apply for assistance, call Central Care Cancer Center in Emporia at (620) 342-1117.  Central Care Cancer Center, June Bug Cancer Foundation, 1401 West 12th Avenue, Emporia, KS  66801

To make a donation, checks may be made out to: June Bug Cancer Foundation and mailed to c/o The Emporia Community Foundation, 527 Commercial Street, Suite B, Emporia, KS 66801. 


Our mission is to Strengthen the Cancer Fighting Resources in southwest Kansas. Please join us in our mission by donating today!

On March 16, 2007, the Leave a Legacy Foundation was created to honor the life of our dear friend Laura and to strengthen the cancer resources in southwest Kansas. 

Unfortunately, the needs to support cancer patients continue to grow and we need your help to be able to continue to serve those in need. Please keep in mind, the Leave a Legacy Foundation has no employees or administrative costs. 100% of your donation is given directly back to the patients and families in southwest Kansas.

The foundation hosts a variety of fundraising events such as the Leave A Legacy 5 and 10k race.

For more information on the Leave a Legacy Foundation:


The Circle of Hope Cancer Support Group is a self-help non profit group for all types of cancer patients and their caregivers. 

The support group was formed by Jack & Jane Dalton and Ray and Pat Shrader of Dodge City.  Circle of Hope has been helping cancer patients and caregivers through their cancer journey since 1993. The support group encourages hope, strength and a positive attitude.

For more information on Circle of Hope:


Our vision is to be the first choice for customer focused healthcare to every generation. Your generous donations directly impact the lives of each family served by CMH and support essential initiatives such as the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center, CMH Hospice, student scholarships and more.

There are several ways you can help keep your community healthy. You may choose to contribute cash, stocks, bonds or real estate to Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation typically provide donors with a tax deduction and nonprofit investment incentives.

The Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to Citizens Memorial Hospital(CMH) and the enrichment of the communities we serve. 

For more information on Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation: